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Surprise Banana Cake

Surprise Banana Cake

  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    1 h
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This is an old Seattle recipe.

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  • Calories:
  • 144 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.2g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 108 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9 x 13 inch cake pan.
  2. Cream together the butter or margarine and the sugar.
  3. Add eggs, bananas, flour, soda, salt, nuts, and vanilla. Mix thoroughly and pour batter into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Cool and frost cake.
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MYSTE
253

MYSTE

1/6/2008

After reading reviews that said this cake had a bread like texture I decided to add 1 teaspoon of baking powder to the recipe. The result was fabulous! Still a dense cake that you would expect to get by adding fruit or veggies (apple, carrot, etc) but definitely a cake like texture. I used an angel food cake pan and baked it at 350 for 40 minutes. Nice rounded top and the cake would have been delicious without the frosting. I used 1/2 of a cream cheese frosting recipe and added 1/2 of a banana. The result was a runny frosting (although it tasted good) even with adding more powdered sugar. Next time I'll use banana flavoring in the frosting instead of the banana, although the cake would have been wonderful without any icing.

KATHY
128

KATHY

11/9/2006

This is very good. I was looking for a quick recipe to use up bananas and this was perfect. I baked it in a bundt pan for 40 mins and I left out the nuts. It did Not have the dense quality of banana bread like some reviewers said. It was light and moist. I think the secret is to cream the sugar and margarine (or butter)really well and then add the eggs and mix those in before adding the rest of the ingredients. I was going to make a glaze for it but the family started eating it as soon as I turned it out of the pan. I will definately make this again!

PRIMITIVEFANDANGO
105

PRIMITIVEFANDANGO

5/17/2006

This is a really tasty recipe. That said, I had to post a review because I think people ought to be aware that this is not really a cake in the traditional sense. I made it for Mother's Day, frosted it with vanilla cream cheese frosting and was envisioning a fluffy, moist cake. Unfortunately, it's like banana bread with frosting - really dense, with a slight chew. Although it was quite delicious, we just couldn't get past the texture. I think if you go into it with the understanding that it's more like a bread (and maybe skip the frosting?) you'll be more satisfied with the results. I think we figured out the SURPRISE! part of the title....

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